Zoos, aquariums and amusement parks are united
“Wakayama Adventure World” is a theme park in Shirahama cho, Wakayama prefecture, where zoos, aquariums and amusement parks are united. You can watch the animals living in natural form in close proximity in a large site.
Panda is famous for “Wakayama Adventure World”, but actually there are many animals other than panda and sea creatures. You can also meet a lot of animals living in the sea, such as bottlenose dolphin, polar bears and penguins. There are various attractions, but especially the dolphin show which is held at marine live theater is a must-see. There are not many aquariums where you can see shows where 10 or more dolphins jump at the same time.
Also, in the “Safari Park” on a large site, you can see many kinds of animals from herbivores to carnivores in the vicinity. If you take a free train, “Kenya”, you can go around the park slowly and finally enter the carnivore area. Powerful animals such as lions, tigers, cheetahs and white tigers may come nearby. For a fee-based tour, you can experience “Giraffe Feeding” which gives a food at the same line as giraffe, and “Lion Feeding” that you can see the lion’s meal in front of you.
Horse riding can be experienced at “Horse Camp”, a new area opened in 2017. Horseback riding experience in the theme park is unusual in Japan, so please try it once. For those who are scared of riding a big horse, a walk of a miniature hose is recommended. You can also catch a horse-drawn carriage pulled by a large horse.
Not only charming pandas, of course, it is wide and fulfilling with the dolphins of the “Marine World” and the beasts of the “Safari World”. There you can see the energetic appearance of the animals. An amusement park is also installed, and may not be able to play in one day. When you come near there, please go and visit.
Introducing access to Adventure World. From Tokyo, airport flights are convenient. Take a direct flight from Haneda Airport to Nanki Shirahama Airport. From Nanki Shirahama Airport, you can reach the destination in about 5 minutes by bus. Bus service is convenient from Osaka. There is a high-speed bus service called “Shirahama Express Osaka” from “Osaka Station JR Highway Bus Terminal”. By using it, you can arrive at your destination in about three and a half hours.
Charms and Highlights of Wakayama Adventure World
Must see “land of dreams” for animal lovers
The theme park “Wakayama Adventure World” that you can interact with a lot of animals, including panda, with amazing proximity. Do not despise that it is just a zoo. There is an overwhelming scale and encounters with moving animals waiting. About 1,400 animals can be seen here. What a lot! The animals of land, the sea, and the sky meet in one place, it is a must see “land of dreams” for animal lovers.
Breeding record of panda is recognized
There are seven giant pandas currently living in the Adventure World, and they are loved by many people as the biggest family of panda in Japan. Here, breeding record of panda which is said to be particularly difficult is recognized. Many giant pandas were born here, growing healthily, and traveling to the world for further breeding.
The most popular darling of the Adventure World is a twin baby panda born in 2014. You can see the appearance of cute “Ohin” “Tohin”.
Various animals live on the vast site
The “Adventure World” is a theme park where zoos, aquariums and amusement parks are united. On the vast site, not only panda but also various animals live.
You can interact with many animals
It is surprising that we can approach animals as much as to worry about whether it will be okay to come so close. In addition, the theme park has abundant experiences and attractions, and you can interact with many animals.
Dynamic performance of dolphins and whales is a must-see recommendation
The marine live performed at the “Big Ocean” full of openness facing the sea is a live show where dolphins and whales show dynamic performance. It is a masterpiece performance that you let out a cry of joy without thinking. The audience are excited together. It is a must-see recommendation at the Adventure World.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Wakayama Adventure World|
|Address:||Katata 2399 Nishimurogun Shirahamacho, Wakayama 649-2201 Japan|
|Access:||JR Kii-honsen Line “Shirahama-eki Station” (10 minutes by bus)|
Entrace to the Park,Marine Live, Safari on the Kenya Tour.
Adult (Age 18+) 4,500yen
Senior (Age 65+) 4,000yen
Junior (SHS & JHS student) 3,500yen
Child (Ele.student Ages 4+) 2,500yen
Please refer the official web page.
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